Proyecto Pastoral serves the urgent needs of the immigrant, poor and gang-populated Pico Aliso community of Boyle Heights through grass roots projects in education, leadership, service and sports and recreation programming. Our grant of $19,161.00 provides new gymnastic equipment to replace outdated equipment and to provide a deeper range of activities and higher level of training. Approximately 128 youth ranging in age from 2-17 participate in the popular gymnastics program run at the Pico Aliso recreation center, providing hours of skill building and fun. The program provides an outlet for physical fitness and development. The skills learned through mastering a discipline develop perseverance, confidence, teamwork and independence.